Frank Barger was elected Madison County Probate Judge in November 2018 and began his current term in January 2019. Prior to the election, Frank served as a senior staff member of the previous Probate Judge and as Madison County’s Elections Administrator. His experience is vast, with in-depth hands-on work in all facets of court operation. Prior to being elected, Barger personally handled more than 1,000 cases including wills and administrations, adoptions, mental health commitments, guardianships and conservatorships, and issues of eminent domain. He is credited with overhauling internal processes, maximizing the use of technology and revolutionizing elections management. Before work in the probate court system, Frank served as the vice-president of a large non-profit with a focus on youth in crisis, elder issues, adoptions and mental health.
Barger is a proud son of North Alabama. The maternal side of his family goes back eight generations in Madison County. Frank and his wife, Jennifer Roberson Barger, have been married for 16 years – their son, Grant, is a student of Huntsville City Schools. The Bargers are members of Latham United Methodist Church and active leaders within the United Methodist community.